Movie Review: Brio's Favorite Fall Flicks
Movie Review: Brio's Favorite Fall Flicks

Movie Review: Brio's Favorite Fall Flicks

Posted on September 01, 2017
The start of a new school year catapults families into a season of hurry. Homework, fall sports, and extracurricular activities have each member of the family rushing in a different direction. As you are getting into the swing of this new rhythm, try to schedule a time for your family to spend time all together. Here at Brio TV, we have picked a few of our favorite fall flicks to help you organize a family fun night! We have also included a few questions to help prompt family discussion - experiment with media as a platform for conversation!

Wonder Woman

If you weren’t able to catch this movie in theatres over the summer, it comes out on DVD September 19th! The action-packed film is full of exciting adventures and gripping scenes. We appreciate Diana’s strength of character and empathy for others. What does your family think?

Discussion Topics:
  • What values guide Diana’s actions? Are her values admirable or not?
  • What do you think of the violence in the movie? Is it necessary?
  • Compare and Contrast Diana to other superheros. What makes her stand out?
Leap!

This charming story came out in theatres on August 8th. It follows the story of a young, orphaned girl as she pursues her dream of becoming a famous ballet dancer. Félicie, the heroine, and her friend Victor escape their restrictive orphanage in order to freely live their dreams in Paris. While Félicie’s actions are not always entirely admirable, she does exemplify the courage required in order to chase one’s dreams.

Discussion Topics:
  • What poor decisions does Félicie make? What are the repercussions of these actions?
  • Examine Odette’s character. What attributes define her?
  • Imagine an alternate ending to the movie. What would you change or keep the same?

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Silly and lighthearted, this movie provides a quick laugh. However, If you can’t abide some potty humor, this movie isn’t for you. The story follows 12-year-old Greg Heffley’s adventurous mishaps during a family road trip to Granny Meemaw's 90th birthday party. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul has been available on DVD since August 8th.

Discussion Topics:
  • Why is Greg so obsessed with getting into a Mac Digby video? Is he overly concerned with what other people think of him?
  • When you have an embarrassing moment in front of other people, how does it make you feel? If you witness someone else’s embarrassing moment, what is a good way to respond?
  • What do you think of the Heffley’s family? What are the positives and negatives of how they interact with one another?
The start of a new school year catapults families into a season of hurry. Homework, fall sports, and extracurricular activities have each member of the family rushing in a different direction. As you are getting into the swing of this new rhythm, try to schedule a time for your family to spend time all together.

Here at Brio TV, we have picked a few of our favorite fall flicks to help you organize a family fun night! We have also included a few questions to help prompt family discussion - experiment with media as a platform for conversation!